White House Unveils A Draft For A Secure Online Identity Cards

In a step forward for consumer privacy rights, the White House has released a draft plan for a trusted digital identity system. Called the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), its main goal is enable individuals to voluntarily get secure identity cards so that they can conduct business online.

One nice feature would be the ability of the individual to dictate how much of their private information was made available to the other party, whether it be an online vendor, their doctor, or a government agency.

The draft is now open for comments and we can expect a final version in Fall.

via The White House blog

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